First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning February 25, 2019.
Current employees will be given preferred consideration.
The focus of this position is the management of the Biology Vivarium, a 3000 square foot facility consisting of five animal rooms, four environmental chambers, a washroom, laboratories, and storage. Animals are observed daily, requiring the facility to be open year round.
The IST is responsible for:
Proper operation of four environmental chambers, a cage washer, other equipment and must coordinate maintenance of equipment and utilities for the building through appropriate channels.
Management of the Vivarium includes performing animal husbandry tasks (cage cleaning, routine animal health checks, room sanitation, record keeping, ordering supplies, assisting faculty and students when appropriate with research projects), and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Greenhouse routine care and other duties assigned by the Biology Department to support lectures and labs.
Maintenance of animal records as per Animal Welfare Act regulations, NIH Guide recommendations, and California Fish and Wildlife requirements.
Provide federally mandated training for any individual who works with research animals, including staff, faculty, and students.
Utilize the services of the consulting veterinarian and continuing education opportunities to keep abreast of changes in rules and regulations affecting animal research.
Greenhouse duties consist of maintaining permanent collections for various faculty members, and keeping the greenhouses in good order, and reporting any problems with HAC or other utilities as needed.
Other duties in the department may be assigned as the workload allows.
60% - Animal Husbandry and related tasks: Cleaning, feeding, restocking supplies. Equipment prep, equipment maintenance; Animal observation; biohazardous waste management
20% - Animal Record Maintenance, Procard reconciliation Verifying Student Assistant time sheets, IACUC minutes and correspondence
10% - Training Students/staff/faculty
10% - Greenhouse duties: Watering permanent collections, weeding and upkeep
Education: Ideal candidates will have a B.S. or B.A. in Biology or a relevant biological science; Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertinent to the species used; experience with a variety of reptiles, mammals, amphibians, and birds; supervisory experience; budget management experience; and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
Be available for unannounced inspections by the USDA for federally covered species.
Should be certified through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science as a Laboratory Animal Technician, or test for certification once work requirements are met.
The IST is a DEA controlled substance license holder for the College of Natural Sciences.
The IST is an active member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, which provide reports for federal and state agencies, will participate in twice yearly inspections of the Biology and Psychology vivaria
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods
Perform work involving regular physical activity, including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching overhead, kneeling, and long periods of standing.
Required: AALAS certification at the Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATg) level, or the ability to test for such certification as soon as work requirements are met
Preferred Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Animal Science, or similar discipline At least 6 months experience working with animals in a research laboratory setting
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.